Fourth Annual Treasuring Our Kids Event a Tremendous Success

The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation recently hosted its Fourth Annual "Hawaiian Luau." The nearly 200 people gathered at Gaelic Park in Oak Forest on April 27 witnessed a remarkable evening that included a delicious buffet dinner and musical entertainment along with chances to win exciting prizes through silent and live auctions and raffles. The final tally shows the Hawaiian Luau raised more than $22,000.

Throughout the evening, the words and actions of all those present reflected the Foundation's gratitude for the loyal support it has received as well as the incredible strength and courage of the children and families who are battling childhood cancer. Thank you for your continued support of the Treasure Chest Foundation.

Board members

(Pictured L-R) Treasure Chest Board of Directors Colleen Kisel, Darlene Zitko, Becky Hansen, Robert Newhart, Eileen Finn, Katie O'Neill and Kelly Wolz.

 

2013 Honoray Chaieperson

2013 Honorary Chairperson Gisele Vander Mey, along with her mom Denise Vander Mey.

 

Christine DiVenti

Words from ProCure Proton Center Manager, Christine DiVenti.

 

Guests dancing

Guests danced the night away to the sounds of Big Ed Productions.

 

MattandBrittany

Volunteers Matt and Brittany take a break from manning the raffle tables.

 

Ballet Dancers

Ballet Dancers from Ballet 5:8 in Frankfort performed for the guests.

 

Auctioneer

Professional auctioneer Stephanie Heckman managed to bring in $5,000 during the live auction.

 

Jonathan Toews

This Jonathan Toews signed jersey was a popular live auction item.

auction items

A sea of auction prizes.